J.A. Dalley

Biography

A native Texan, I started writing stories at age twelve and have continued to love creative writing. I attended Richland Collegiate High School and earned an associate’s degree in general science in parallel with a high school diploma. I’ve been reading science fiction ever since being introduced to Robert Heinlein’s classic military sci-fi book, Starship Troopers, at age 10. Personal interests have included scouting (Eagle Scout) and Tae Kwon Do (Black Belt).

I just recently published a science fiction novel The Zochtil, which is the first book in the Almek Manning Series. Four more books are planned in this series, with the next book being Starwarden.

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Books

Caledonian Cabal (Almek Manning Book 3)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,810. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Almek Manning now captains the flagship of the Four Species Alliance. Although he has great officers and crew, the Sky Marshal refuses to let Almek get comfortable and is planning to reassign all of his officers to other commands.
Starwarden
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,440. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Dalton Space Force: Now Hiring! Almek Manning survived the first part of his military training at the Solar Fleet’s boot camp, and now he must face the rigor of life at the Academy. Meanwhile, the cease-fire between the Solar Fleet and the United Monarchy of Europe is becoming increasingly fragile, and Almek has begun to wonder if he can finish his education quickly enough to help fight the war…
The Zochtil
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,060. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Jump to the Stars! Join the Solar Fleet! The Solar Fleet faces just two problems: one, the alien blockade that prevents any ship from leaving the solar system, and two, the United Monarchy of Europe, which is tying up most of the Solar Fleet's resources, thus preventing them from attacking the blockade. Almek Manning is eighteen and wishes to join the Solar Fleet as a midshipman.

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Smashwords book reviews by J.A. Dalley

  • Star Catcher on Feb. 25, 2012

    Great book! This book reminded me a lot of the Solar Clipper series and V and A Shipping, or even Firefly. So if you enjoyed either of those this should be a fun read too. The characters are well developed and you feel like you really know them by the time the book ends. Even though this book is about a freelance shipper it is action packed and an overall great read. I highly recommend it!